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obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum. how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. stephanie cutter and newt gingrich. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy. threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. the satellite picture will show you this storm is one of the largest that we have ever seen in the atlantic basin. the latest out from the hurricane center, it feels exactly the same way for several days, making a left-hand turn to for the coastline by monday. we got tropical-force win
. chris: mitt romney's mind game is to call heavily the new change agent. and inviting voters to hop on the winning train. >> you're seeing this movement growing. you're seeing people come together to say we love america. we recognize we can do better. i came in and some of the folks here were holding signs, democrats for romney, all right? i love that. i love that. chris: well, the question is, is mitt romney really wenning or is this a psychological game in which he's getting the democrats to be demoralized while all this talk of him being ahead? >> beats me. usually you have a gut feeling about it. i have no gut feeling about this election. but i will say this. that calling -- that optimism and saying it's a big deal is more -- is more fundamentally american and more optimistic and more positive, i think, and so i would give romney slightly the upper hand on this message rather than saying you got to go out ask vote. chris: you may not like the things you are wut what happens if we lose the election seems to be the message. >> and that people like to go with a winner if he can pro
is the only senate candidate mitt romney has endorse and cut an ad for this season. he just released the ad in support of mourdock monday and the rape comments came tuesday night. mccain said he will no longer support mourdock unless he apologizes for those remarks but most republicans are staying in mourdock's corner. santorum is saying it is gotcha politics and romney says while he does not agree with his statements, he supports him for senate. >>> president obama discussed the issue yesterday in an interview with jay leno. the interview was not all serious. the two took a lighter tone when discussing donald trump. >> what's this thing with trump and you? it's like me and letterman. what's he got against you? >> obama: you know, this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> trump said he'll donate $5 million to a charity of obama's choice if he releases his records. back with more bill after the break. (vo) answer in a moment. (vo) brought to you by courtyard. now find the most hard core dri
until the election. impacting the trail.n today's rallyor mitt romney and vice president joe biden for the weekend were canceled. john mccain was campaigning in formmonwealth of virginia mitt romney. was there and joins us from the newsroom. senator mccain was comparing the campaign to his own ago?years right.lutely first, the cancellations. a big rally also scheduled for president with bill clinton monday in prince william county air. in the governor mcdonnell says worst- scenario, he can postpone day, although that is not likely. another twist in an already unpredictable race. slip on theional understandable, but the of the path sat down of controlled tv interviews. t is now the biggest concern. while joe biden stumped in wisconsin and continue to mock make romney -- out there is a lot of qualified women. >> he perhaps optimistically the movie iowa to soundtrack for air force one and ,ave an economic speech critical of the sluggish page out ofking a playbook. >> we need real change, big change. come.ime has sides concede at this wate there are very fe forcided, they are looking e
>> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all the stops. ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark warner of virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: anhello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've never
to the polls, they're going to make the right decision. it will be mitt romney. thank you. host: moving on to elkhart, indiana. dale is on our line for independents. dale is optimistic about the economy. go ahead, dale. caller: hi. how are you? host: i'm doing fine. you say that you're optimistic about the economy. why is that? caller: well, our economy is so big, it's just going to keep going no matter what, even though we came close to falling off of a cliff, we still rebounded no matter the negative or positive attitudes that were out there. we continue to still grow. we need to have more percentage growth. but i just feel it's just going to keep going no matter what our politicians or our big business or anybody does. host: hey, dale, what kind of business are you in? what do you do for a living? caller: i'm a quality technician for aerospace components. host: and based on the things that you've seen and what's happening in your aerospace industry, does that also help fuel your optimism for the economy? caller: yeah, we added quite a few, probably 30%, 40% of people in the last two
to dayton, ohio. vice president biden will meet him there. mitt romney will campaign out west. he'll join mitt romney in colorado. the republican candidates will also visit nevada today. both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. president obama criticized mitt romney's foreign policy views and called them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago when you were asked the biggest geopolitical threat facing america is russia. not al qaeda, middle east. call the 1980s and ask for their foreign policy because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> and mitt romney countered saying the president has made this country weaker with his policy. >> and i call it an apology tour going to the middle east and criticizing america. i think they saw that as weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. i think they noticed that as well. >> romney also claims iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weap
governor romney. both men were amped up. last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy attack and mitt romney's movement to the center on a number of issues. 60 million americans watched on live television. starting today, there was a new sense of urgency out on the trail. now, the travel becomes urgent and frenetic every second counts. so does every state. we have it all covered and we begin with peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night. that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across the country, effectively hopscot scotching o another. both believe they're in the driver's seat. >> give it up for -- >> kicking off their final 14 days toward the election. a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now, is to hide his reposition and win this election. you can trust that i say wha
... is responsible for the content of this advertising. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said,
tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell
romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with the president not stepping do
as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama white house is a recipe for a disaster.
to be in virginia, and romney was planning to be in new hampshire. all of those plans have now changed as a result of the path of hurricane sandy. we'll bring you an update on the campaign trail after this. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. >>> we wi'll get back to our continued coverage on hurricane sandy in a moment, but on the campaign trail, mitt romney will now be campaigning in the all-important state of ohio. president obama will be staying close to washington as he continues to monitor the developments of this storm. let's talk about ohio and why it is a particularly close race there. we asked likely voters who their choice was for president. barack obama has a 50% to 46% margin over mitt romney in this latest poll, which is why mitt romney a
candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in del rey beach. charging romney can't be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real positions and try to win this election. and florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: but at the debate, the president did. >> both at home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: he mocked mitt romney's concerns about a shrinking u.s. navy. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> reporter: that angered the previous obama opponent. >> he seem to take these cheap shots. that's not presidential. >> reporter: but former governor romney health his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. >> reporter: and republicans in florida were pleased. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and independents in general. >> reporter: still, outside the obama event today, a floridian w
issue for voters, and we're talking about the economy. next hour, mitt romney will give what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy. we're going to bring it to you live along with analysis from our political team. romney's message, so far, has focused on his five-point plan. what does that plan include? well, we are talking about energy independence, providing americans with the skills to succeed, trade that works for america, cutting the deficit, and championing small businesses. that's romney's agenda. that's what he is saying. president obama also promoting his own plan for the economy. he had similar issues where are we are talking about providing american manufacturing, energy made in america, growing small businesses, quality education, and cutting the deficit by more than $4 trillion. putting any charge of your health care and protecting retirement security. all those things can they do? we don't know. mitt romney giving his economic speech in ames, iowa. that is helping the next hour. you know, iowa one of the battleground states. six electoral votes. of th
. >> unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is ended. >> the plan spells out his agenda for creating jobs and middle-class security. comes with a wave of republican criticism that the president is all talk with no agenda. >> the new strategy includes direct mail to voters and tv ads in swing states. >> the romney campaign says the president is offering more of the same. >> the president's path means 20 million people out of work, struggling for a good job. >> romney and running mate paul ryan are in nevada. romney says a bold reform is what the country needs, not the same old stale policies. >> we have not heard of an agenda from the president. >> with polls showing the race locked in a virtual tie, political analysts say the election may turn on which side has the better get out the vote machine. >> both teams are stealing a page from george w. bush. >> the swing state blitz will continue practically nonstop. mitt romney will also be hitting colorado, iowa, and ohio. >> how is the electoral college map looking at this point? >> the associated press is estimat
tonight at the final debate between obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliff-hanger with the candidates now dead even. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 t
or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> hurricanes in the becoming an unwanted october surprise but before the election. n unwantedne sandy a surprise. there above supposed to campaign virginia but that shifted plans. bromley will be in wisconsin. they both say they will refrain out emails it during the storm. clacks out west in hawaii, alert.are on high earlier today, a tsunami warning issued and lifted after a earthquake off the canada.coast of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered 8 foot waves in anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign cmittee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> we some bread bill ea
. president obama will be in no hess than four states today. his republican rival, governor romney, vies vies its two states in the mad dash for battleground states. on the campaign trail, president obama returned to ohio to tout what his campaign calls a blueprint for america's future. it is in response to republican accusations that he that laid out few specifics of his economic plan. mitt romney told a cheering crowd of more than 10,000 near denver last night that the president's promise of more of the se is why his campaign is gaining. >>> don't forget about our new show on the elections that is happening right now. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 is special coverage of both local and national races. it starts every weekday at 6:30:00 p.m. right after the 6:00 news and runs for the next couple of weeks until election day. >>> we are also focusing on the maryland senate race. next ek, the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. that is next wednesday, october 31st, starting at 9:00 a.m. if have you a question for one of the candidates, you can send it to senate debate at wttg.co
. this storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't
a dead heat with less than two weeks until election day. a new abc news "washington post" poll has romney with 49% and president obama with 48%. the president kick off a six- state tour today. >> he will be stopping in iowa, colorado and nevada and tomorrow, he visits virginia and florida and is back in ohio. he is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio yesterday. mitt romney campaigns in nevada and iowa today. he and with his running mate paul ryan in colorado yesterday. -- he appeared with his running mate, paul ryan, in colorado yesterday. >>> fox 5 news edge you decide focuses on the issues that will impact you. it airs weeknights at 6:30. you can share your thoughts about the upcoming election with us on twitter. >>> next week, maryland's senate candidates will debate live here on fox 5 morning news. news. that is wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. >>> why a popular store is warning customers to change the pin on their debit cards. >>> more troubling details about the pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on
. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> developing this morning, in afghanistan, at least 45 people are dead in a suicide bombing outside a mosque. five are believed to have been children. the explosion happened in a town as people were gathering to celebrate a four-day religious holiday. at least 70 were hurt in the blast. many of those killed are believed to be police with the afghan security forces including one commander and two local police chiefs. >>> also developing, former italian premier was found guilty of tax fraud. a judge sentenced him to four years in prison. he's likely to appeal. the charges involve buying american film and tv rights outside the country. he faces charges
above 50 million. we're watching it. and right now, you're looking live at marion, ohio. governor romney, congressman paul ryan rehe united on the campaign trail in this all important swing state, in the race for the white house. we'll take you there and tell you how sandy is affecting both campaigns now just nine days away from election day. stay close. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or sk
debates and we haven't heard an agenda from the president. >> governor romney's foreign policy has been wrong and reckless. last night he was all over the map. >> reporter: president obama went on the attack occasionally resulting to sarcasm. >> i'm glad you recognize the al qaeda is threat. a few months ago when asked what the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia and they're asking for their 19 80's policies back oar mitt romney often agreed with the president but mentioned the economy anytime he got. >> in order to fulfill our role in the world we have to strengthen our economy at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> reporter: very different from the debate last week in which libya was one of the most heated topics. take a look at who won the debate. this is a cnn/orc poll. if you're keeping track at him, that means in the most general terms most people thought mitt romney won the first round. president obama took the next two debates. the polls show the polls tight are than ever. >> now that the debates are over, what is the final campaign strate
president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major election in any issue is can you count on the person you're putting into the oval office, fighting for you, having a clear set of convictions. >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co--chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when
. what happens when you take a hard core romney republican and make him watch the debate in a bar full of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has viewed more
 anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. imillion dollars for marylandnd one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. >>> making headlines,
by little. >>> onto decision 2012. tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face for perhaps the last time before election taye. >> the candidates will face off in the third and final debate on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. it will focus strictly on foreign policy. the president has been preparing in camp david. >> and romney has been preparing in florida. their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> and we can expect tonight a lot of discussion on libya and iran. could get pretty heated, especially based on the last debate between romney and president obama. want to remind you, we want to hear from you during the debate. i'm going to gather your feedback and watch your comments on twitter. unjoin the conversation by using the hash tag on twitter, dctalks. tonight may be the president's last chance to win over undecided vote errs in a race t appears to be far from decided. >> president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters in the latest cbs news/wall street journal poll. the president held a slim l
at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> tracking sandy this moing. we have live pictures from rehoboth beach, already feeling the effects of this monster storm. the category 1 hurricane has its sights set on the east coast and coastal communities like rehoboth beach and many through north carolina and new jersey are bracing for impact to see where this storm might make landfall. our area may not get a direct hit from sandy but we could still feel the effects. >> many cities and counties are putting resources in place. joining us is prince george's county executive. >> thank you for having me. >> you've started the process of notifying residents. you're pushing out alerts by social media and e-mail? >> that's correct. people can get updates on what's going on by going to the prince george's county website and signing up for notify me and the
the election, president obama and mitt romney are making a final push for your vote, including several stops in our backyard. plus we have some breaking news on i-95 north in virginia this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 24th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. 64 degrees. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein feeling a little more like summer in the past few days. >> you know it's not going to last long. >> i'm enjoying it while it lasts. >> let's savor it while we can. big changes coming in for the weekend. right now increasing clouds coming in from the west. speckles of green on the storm team 4 radar image, clouds in west virginia and western maryland. a lot of them are not reaching the ground. elsewhere, we have increasing clouds throughout much of the area. temperatures are milder this morning. mid-50s in arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. d.c. now near 60. right near the chesapeake bay, near 60 as well. and weather ob
message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps. not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battleground ohio with vice president joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as a candidate who is changing his positions to get elected. >> it's called romnesia. we joke about -- governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. >> reporter: the republican ticket spent the day in western toss-up states. in nevada, mitt romney and paul ryan continued to criticize the president for not providing enough specifics about a second term. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on waterand our campaign is going. >> reporter: president obama sits down for a live interview with mtv this friday. governor romney has been invited to do the same. sometime before the november 6th election. in washington, nicole collins, fox n
've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> we are back now with more on hurricane sandy. this storm is already having an effect on the presidential race. president barack obama camp is keeping a close eye on the storm. they are urging residents to monitor the weather reports. mitt romney's camp cancelled an appearance. today romney took his campaign to the battleground state of iowa. his focus there the economy and on a new government report that shows the economy growing but at a slow rate. romney called the report discouraging. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward, but to 23 million americans trying to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> president obama is off the campaign trail today resting up after spending 40 straight hours on the road campaigning in eight battleground states. the white house however did react to that new economic report saying there is more work to do to fix the country's money problems. the report shows the economy is heading in the right direction. >>> tens of millio
be a major headache this morning for mitt romney. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. turn back the clock. it says wednesday, october 24th right now, but it's not going to feel like fall today. already temperatures in the 60s for some of us. by later today, the temperatures really going to sky rocket. >> we're going to enjoy it while it lasts. tom kierein is here with our forecast. tom, good morning. >> this time of year we don't have as much daylight as we do in august, so any spike in the temperature is not going to last as long, but it may briefly feel like summer by midafternoon. >>> right now it is off to a balmy start around the metro area, else where, where you see the moving green on storm team 4 satellite image, that's a light rain. just a very few sprinkles trying to reach the ground in loudoun county and farther west in eastern west virginia and western maryland, it is tracking east. you might briefly need an umbrella from the shenandoah valley and blue ridge east here and around the metro area over another couple of hours. right
romney at 47% among likely voters. another 5% are undecided. tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy with the consulate attack in libya and the united states dealings with iran expected to take center stage. >>> and we want your take on tonight's debate. please share your thoughts with us on twitter. use the hash tag fox 5 you decide. we'll use some of those tweets as part of our special coverage as election day draws nearer. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 will focus on local and national candidates and issues. >>> starting turkd voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> early -- starting today, voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> you can vote at an early voting center in d.c. regardless of where you live. the early voting locations will be open now until november 3rd but will be closed on sundays. there is a full list of locations on myfoxdc.com. >>> new this monday morning, a new search for clues into the murder of a teenager in prince george's county. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot and killed while walking to school along central avenue in capitol heights last mon
, charlie. this is a state that romney needs to win. he spent every minute here yesterday and the campaign is focusing on his ground game. making phone calls, knocking on doors, just to get that message out. as part of that message, romney yesterday hit on a familiar theme, but it was from a pretty unlikely source. during three campaign stops thursday in ohio, romney unveiled a new campaign message. >> it's time for a big change. and paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. >> reporter: in 2008, it was then-senator obama who ran on hope and change. >> hope and change are the story of our country. >> reporter: romney is arguing his ticket will fulfill that promise. >> america wants to see big changes, and we're going to bring big changes. >> even though my voice is getting kind of horse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: signs of losing his voice after a 48 hour, 8-state campaign swing, president obama made his final campaign stop in ohio, following rallies in florida, virginia, and a quick trip to chicago to cast his vote ahead of november 6th. the mega battlegrou
. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousands lined up all night to hear the hottest pop st
to supporters in delray beach, florida, and then fly to ohio and campaign with vice president biden. mitt romney will campaign with paul ryan today in colorado. both are looking for a boost from their third and final debate. they argued over foreign policy issues. iran's nuclear program dominated part of the debate. mitt romney accused president obama of allowing iran to get closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. the president claimed his republican rival actually empowered iran. >> we're four yards closer to a nuclear iran, and we should not have wasted these four years in the point they were able to spin these centrifuges and get closer. >> the fact is, while we were coordinating an international coalition, you were still invested in a chipese state oil company that was doing business with the iranian oil sector. >> president obama also said reports that the u.s. and iran are planning to meet after the election are not true. the debate might have focused on foreign policy, but the conversation often shifted to domestic issues, including the bailout of the auto industry. >> look, i think anybody o
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
voting begins in the district. this comes as president obama and mitt romney get ready to square off in their final debate tonight. the candidates are tied amongst likely voters in the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll. the president led by three points before that first debate. ♪ . >>> it just isn't the candidates hitting the campaign trail. bruce springsteen will be performing on behalf of the campaign tomorrow in charlottesville, virginia. the free event will take place at the downtown mall. the boss has also played in ohio and iowa for the president's re-election campaign. >>> meanwhile, romney isn't saying whether he'd be open to one-on-one talks with iran over the nuclear many practice. they asked him about it as he watched a touch football game between his staff and reporters covering his campaign. romney wouldn't answer. the issue of iran is likely to be one of the key questions at tonight's debate. >>> the u.s. may not be close to sitting down with iran to discuss its nuclear program after all. the white house is denying a new york times report that the two sides ha
debate between obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliff hang we are the candidates now dead heaven. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an etchly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 t
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
in economic growth. but mitt romney and president obama argued over whether the glass is half full or half empty. steve handelsman joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. steve? >> reporter: pat, thanks, good evening. a reminder, no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and this year's nominees campaigning like he thinks that's still the rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay. and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because, since the first debate, more voters like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state -- >> that's true. >> reporter: -- these sisters sell furniture. kathy voted for barack obama in '08 but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises, and t
romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i had no idea that ron claiborne was a big billy idol fan. >> i am, indeed. and justin bieber fan. >> good morning, everybody. we want to get straight to the big story this morning. that superstorm. abc's meteorologist, ginger zee, is in florida, tracking what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event. >> sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm. but that's temporary. this behemoth is forecast to become a hurricane
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